Sunday, June 22, 2008

20 months bullets

Yesterday Naomi turned 20 month old.
This is what 20 months looks like on Naomi:

-she is talking alot! Current favorite words are NO and MINE!
-she is tall and thin - wearing 24m - 2T on top and 18-24m bottoms (all bottoms need to be cinched with elastic or a belt) and size 6 shoes
- she just got her fist molars last week and now I noticed her top eye teeth are coming in
-she can eat. and eat. She eats everything and anything and can sometimes eat more than her 7 year old brother.
-she is very social - going to the grocery store means saying hi to everyone
- she loves all animals - she can not let a kitty or dog go by without touching it
-she is noticing the sky - pointing out the moon and airplanes
-she can count to three
-she loves to sing - current favorites are ABC and Old McDonald - sounds like ...abed...eieio ...moo moo here ...:o)
-she can name all body parts
-she laughs alot - if you say a duck is a cow she will die of laughter
- she can name several animals and their sounds
-she loves going to daycare
-she has started using the potty and has been telling me when she needs to go (bye bye diapers!)

-she loves zippers, buttons and clips - she is constantly doing up all the belt clips on her high chair, car seat,and stroller-she loves to color, making circular scribbles

-she is repeating everything we do and say - yikes!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Shades of Inspiration - White

I joined a photography group on Flickr called Shades of Inspiration to get some practice with my new camera. Every week there is a different color - this week is white. Here is my first attempt.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A week without WIFI

Wow, a week without Internet is hard! Turns out our modem up and died so we were without any wireless connection (gasp).

So here’s my past week in a nutshell:

Been swimming several times in the new pool. The temperature is hovering at 80 even though we haven’t installed the heater yet. Turns out that the solar blanket really IS an energy saver. Naomi and Francis are LOVING the pool – I’m so happy we got it.

Met up with Doris and Elisa for drinks/dinner on Tuesday to celebrate her birthday. The lychee (sp?) martinis were awesome!!

Plans for our annual Canada day party are underway. I’ve been “playing” with a dessert idea – eating my mistakes. Hee hee

The plan for dropping 10 lbs before said C-day party has not been going very well due to dessert issue (see above)

Naomi is loving her new daycare. She is so happy to go there in the morning – she barely says bye to me.

Francis is a week from finishing school. Wow, can’t believe he’s going to be in grade 2 soon! Where does the time go?

I found this great website – http://www.mabel.ca/ that makes all kinds of labels for kids stuff!

I haven't made the blog round yet so if I usually comment on your blog I'll be back soon!

Well that's it for now, I'm off to jump in the pool!! :o)

p.s. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

One year ago today ...

We got "The Call"

What an incredible moment in my life!

You can click on "June 2007" in the archives (right) to see what I wrote that day. I can't seem to figure out how to link it directly.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

rainy weekend

It was a very rainy weekend here so we did lots of indoor stuff with the kiddo's. Francis and Stephan played Wii, Naomi played with her dolls and I snuck out for dinner with my bff on Saturday night.

Friday was Naomi's last day at her current daycare. Long story short, the owner decided to move and shut down the daycare giving us a month's notice. Luckily, I had already found a new daycare provider for her for September as I wasn't really loving the other one. I called the new caregiver (Roxanna) last month and explained the situation. She was really helpful and said she could take Naomi for the entire month of June as one of the children will be away on holiday. So Naomi will be home for July and August and then start back (with Roxanna) in September. It's going to be a bit complicated but between Stephan's and my vacation time plus grandparents, aunts, etc we'll have to make do for 2 months!
Francis playing Wii Hockey ...

Naomi and her babies ...


Here are some pictures I took of Naomi - I was trying out my new camera, a Canon EOS Rebel Xsi - Sweet!!!
Click here to view pictures with captions or here to see them as a slideshow.